Growth of a Forest Fae

They begin their lives as petite fae, dancing with the lights on the bottom of the forest, on its waters and moss-covered hills. Their wings, their magic, can barely hold them afloat, but as they explore, as they dance, their enchantments grow stronger.

They practice by flying higher, landing on branches as large as roads, walking on them with tiny steps until trying to reach the higher foliage again.

On their way higher they begin to grow. The forest is ancient and it takes them years to fly up, years as they grow in size and magic. The foliage begins to thin, small beams of light tease them, lure them higher.

Then one day they break through the leaves into the light and touch the dawn. It is a blinding moment after the safety of the dark embrace of forest shadows. Blinding moment of growth when all the roads are not only open, but non-existent. Sky is open, sky has no limits.

The last weekend of Fantasy Faire 2017 is upon us. The official event program ends on Sunday, but we will have a six-hour closing party on Monday to wrap things up thoroughly. The Fairelands stay open for visitors through May 4th, so feel welcome to stay, explore, shop and quest!

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: Fairelands Junction.

Petite: Fallen Gods Inc. – Night Sparkle* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Skin, hair, outfit: Fallen Gods Inc. – Spirit Opal Aura* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Valkyrie Ocean Aura
Poses: Astalianda – Infinity 1 & 5 | Exposeur – Underwater 1 | NanTra – Defying Gravity 2 | Astalianda – The Spirit of Faire

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Worth the Risk

snowwhite1bsSome kisses change you forever. Some moments awaken you from the slumber you’ve drifted into. Some encounters kill you, only to nurture you to rebirth. Some apples taste so sweet that everything else will become bland.
snowwhite3bsThere are bites worth taking, risks worth daring, touches worth falling for. There are fairy tales that are real, as long as we remember that happy endings are just a marker on the road, one step among the many we take. 
snowwhite2bsWe write our own stories, find our own tastes and flavors, and eventually decide which apple is worth the risk.

Scene: 
JIAN :: Nightingale’s Tree
JIAN :: Fallen Bunny Log
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D-LAB+LIZAIL-PIPPIP-EF Apple barrel
Ankle Biter – Your name is written in my heart
!Ohmai: Ninja Hedgehog [Chocolate]
HPMD* Little Birds — blue — type B
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HPMD* SleepyRabbit white L — with Cuddle AO —
!Ohmai: Mochi Bunny
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Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods

Snow White:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Ivory*
Blush: Zibska – YesNo Two & Izzie’s Blush
Lipstick: Fallen Gods Inc. – Courtesan Lips, Red, Defined with Beauty Marks*
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: tram – F516
Eyes: IKON – Charm Eyes Brown
Dress: Fallen Gods Inc. & FAIDA – Cadeau deballe, Poison Apple~ Dress / Maitreya RARE at The Epiphany
Leg Ribbons: Fallen Gods Inc. & FAIDA – Ruban, red~ Leg Wraps / Maitreya at The Epiphany
Head Ribbon: G Field – Ribbon Headband -xmas red-
Apple: Shade – Hand Apple

Poses: Astalianda – New Friend | Eternal Dream – Free Spirits 09 | Imeka – Lulu Pose 8

The Light of the New Year

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It’s a sunrise in the horizon of the Long Dark. It promises fresh snow, new winds, paths never walked before. It tells you all the dark things on your journey will be left behind, that they cannot cross over to this side. It lies. We carry the light with us, just like we carry the dark, and it is up to us to let them go or keep them close, it is up to us to choose. Regardless, in the light of the first new day of our lives it is always easier to be resolute, always easier to believe we will choose well. Perhaps that is the whole meaning of it, to give us that boost of energy to continue trying our best to make good choices, to encourage others to do so, to share our light with each other. 

Here’s to the new year, new world, shared light! May we make it the best of the years yet.

 

Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 V2 Vamp
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands
Hair: Magika – Honey Whiskey
Gown & Jacket: Just Because – Christine
Bracelets: MANDALA – Shippoah
Snowflake & Pose: Astalianda – Snowstar (free gift, currently available under the tree in Selidor)

Dragons Dream

dragon-whelps-1bsWhat do dragons dream of? There are many theories and suggestions, many answers even from the drakekin themselves. Some claim that it’s gold, some say conquest, some higher planes of magic, perhaps simply the joy of flying.
dragon-whelps-2bsIt may or may not be all of those things, but one dream always returns: the one where they are whelps once more, just specks of magic floating around within their very own plane of slumber, the one where they live before they are born to a more physical form.
dragon-whelps-3bsThey remember their guardians and caretakers, the warm glow of golden magic that they so hard try to reproduce in their hoards. They remember the humanoid feminine beauty, one of the first things they ever see and therefore try to recapture.
dragon-whelps-5bsThey dream of the gentle sway of flora made of magic, feeding their existence with each radiant spark of colour. They remember fluttering their small wings, floating on the currents of arcane energy.
dragon-whelps-4bsWhat do dragons dream of? Gold and magic, beauty and flight. Dragons dream of beginnings, dragons dream of endings, dragons dream of eternity.

Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Floating Tuberplant v2 Set*
Dragonlings: lassitude & ennui – Dragon Whelps* at Gacha Garden
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Eclipse*
Tattoos: Fallen Gods Inc. – Eir Pure Gold RARE & Eros Real Gold RARE at Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Exile – Cold
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Metal Bikini: Luas – Melina Bra & Thong Maitreya Golden
Crown: Aisling – Malika (halo)
Particle Magic: Cole’s CornerFairy Gold Dust & Night of the Fireflies*
Poses: (marukin) [volition] back of a bird | Astalianda – Fallen 3 | Exposeur – Underwater 4

The Wings of Vanitas

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Every year the new form takes her by surprise. She knows it’s coming, she can feel the change, the pull, the call, the sheer excitement of anticipation, but she never manages to guess what she will be once the magic in Selidor finishes its work. Some years she grows scales, some years she has a tail and some years she spreads wings to take to the suntouched skies. This is one of those years.

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This year the wings are made for preening, not for flying. The skies did not call her up, instead all the flowers on the ground invited her to flourish next to them, to match the splendor. Every step stronger, every twirl more luxuriously delicate, Vanitas finds herself within the stunning sceneries, finds herself as a part of the whole, spreading her feathers not to fly, but to adorn the glory of magic even further.

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The 9th Anniversary Festival of Fallen Gods Inc. has started with the Fortune Teller, hunt and rooftop market, soon to be followed with events and celebrations. Keep your eyes on the schedule!

Scene: Selidor

Avatar:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Vanitas Absinthe* – hunt prize in ~Sunrise of Creation~
Mesh: Maitreya Lara body & feet, Slink hands
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Sage
Body Tattoo Feathers: Fallen Gods Inc. – Feathers Raven* at We Love RP
Hair & Outfit: Fallen Gods Inc. – Vanitas Fortunes* – Fortune Teller prize in Selidor
Particle Sparkles: Cole’s Corner – Infinite Halo Teal/Gold & We Are Groot Aura*

Poses: AstaliandaInfinity 4 | Fallen 4 | Divine 3

The Source Seeker

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The flight to the abyss is a long one. It’s mostly a lonely, cold flight through various realms and empty spaces where the only light in existence is the one you carry within you. It is a test: how long does your light hold out against the dark, how persistent is your spirit glow?

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The ancient structures that were once mushrooms growing from an asteroid to another mark the way in the end, pulling you to the flow of inspiration at the source of all magic, nourishing your abyss-drained soul. Nourishing, fulfilling and healing until all the obstacles in your journey feel just a distant memory and there is only the glorious Now of Potential and Possibilities.

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The Magic of Inspiration is the rarest of energies, always challenging to seek, eternally rewarding to find.

Scene:
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Sidhe Trumpet Mushrooms & Elven Cup Mushrooms*
Cole’s Corner – Sea Sorcery (Celestial)*

Avatar:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Airmid, Ivory Ainur RARE*
Body Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Ainur White*
Face Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Wilvarin White*
Mesh: Maitreya Lara body & hands
Hair: Magika – First Light
Outfit, boots & blindfold: lassitude & ennui – Vindicator white* (blindfold not available anymore)
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Valkyrie silver* available at the Festival Market
Wings: DRD – Devine wings/glow angel

Poses:
Astalianda –  Sun Sparkle 2, Divine 3 (soon available as a hunt prize), Sun Sparkle 1

Forest Daughter’s Strange Day

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On one sunny autumn day one of the Forest Daughters heard a peculiar sound. She wasn’t quite certain what it was, if it came up from the trees or down from the grass, or possibly the embrace of the bushes. It sounded a bit like hedgehog snuffling mixed with busy conversation. “You go!” “No, you!” “Don’t drop it!” “I get to press the button!” “You goooo!”

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After some slow turns of her branches, she heard a voice. “Excuse me, pritti tree lady. Parrr-don. Could you possibly pick me up for a moment?” A white fluffy creature hopped out from the undergrowth and the Forest Daughter leaned down to pick him up. For a moment he just wiggled his nose at her. Then there was a flash of light, a cheer of small voices and the bunling hopped down with a quick “thank-youuu!” and was gone. 

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He was followed by a strange line of squirrels and an otter balancing a camera on his head. The Forest Daughter tilted her head, then extended her branches in a shrug and focused back on the precious last rays of sunlight.

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Bunlings wanted to participate in the Fallen God & Goddess Contest 2016, but knew they are physically incapable of qualifying by the rules, so they came up with a Cunning Plan: sneak into a picture with a creature that works!

You can find the said rules, deadlines and all the other information on the Fallen Gods Inc. blog, but the rough nutshell is: take a picture wearing a skin (or petite) from Fallen Gods Inc. and send it full perm to Sonya Marmurek before Friday 7 October 2016, 11 pm slt. All the contestants receive an exclusive skin prize, and there’s plenty of other prizes as well!

Critters: !Ohmai – Mochi Bunny, Otter, Steampunk Squirrel

Dryad:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Wood Nymph Spring PG*
Tattoos & Body Branches: Fallen Gods Inc. – Fleurs & Fleurs Flowering*
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Hair & Bird Nest: !Ohmai – Sue & Nesting Tweeters
Headdress: LOVE – Dawn Chorus Headdress*
Mesh: Maitreya Lara & Slink Hands & Feet

Poses:
Kirin – Athena Pose 3
.Infiniti. Better To See You With 2
Astalianda – New Friend